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NY Officials Want Schools to Teach About Unwanted Baby Laws

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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:20 PM
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NY Officials Want Schools to Teach About Unwanted Baby Laws


www.nbcnewyork.com

New York officials are proposing that high school curriculum include lessons on what mothers can do if they give birth to a baby they don't want

Last weekend, a baby was thrown eight stories down a Brooklyn housing project trash chute and discovered hours later.

His mother, 18-year-old Laquasia Wright, was arrested on charges of attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child.

another newborn was found in the trash at a Queens hospital.

The mother, Dawa Lama, 23, was arrested.
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:20 PM
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Now we have reached the point where we need to educate people that it is not OK to throw a baby in the trash.

The standard we are currently holding people is so low it is amazing. Here you have two women, both adults who upon giving birth to a child (both in a hospital) take the child home and toss it in the garbage, killing one of them. Is a couple of hours in a high school going to change that? Can moral depravity be corrected by a class room lecture? Did these girls not speak with anyone during their pregnancy about their desire to have a child?

How about a visit to tax payer funded Planned Parenthood?

It is absolutely tragic that these children suffered the fate they did and tragic when ever a child is born who is not wanted.

Providing public instruction (in schools where attendance rates are lower than 50%) to girls that it is OK to drop their child off at the hospital, while having merit if it saves the life of children, simply reinforces the notion that actions have no consequences, none.

We have created a society with absolutely separate mores and treatment by the government. On the one hand, you have the government, via the IRS, ripping apart the lives of tax payers for improperly filed/paid taxes under the guise of mandating responsibility down to the smallest detail. On the other hand we have a government that purposefully excuses essentially all deviant behavior from another group.

The irony is that the government harrasses the first group and penalizes them in order to fund the society that enables the latter to live without any consequences.

www.nbcnewyork.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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I read this too and I was like WTF! Its bad enough that these girls and boys can’t keep their # together and NOT GET PREGNANT but now the state is going to teach them how to properly abandon their kids?!?

Where the hell are the parents …. don’t answer that one, the state is the new parent.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:35 PM
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I'm not sure why you think these kids shouldn't be educated on the laws...


Would you rather they toss them in the dumpster?

Do you have any idea what it's like to be a 14- or 15-year-old girl who gets pregnant and fears the repercussions of her parents, school, church, boyfriend, classmates, and society in general? It can get pretty scary for a young girl.
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:41 PM
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Getting pregnant in certain segments of the population is a status symbol, not something that generates scorn. It certainly is not something that is going to get a young girl in trouble with her father, since the majority of children in these communities grow up with out them.

On that point, where was the father of these children? Did they not know they were having a child? Where they in the hospital when it was born? Did they spend any time with the mother and child after they came home from the hospital?

What was scary to these women was that having to take care of a child was a burden they simply did not want to bare.

We are quite adept in this society at excusing the absolutely inexcusable.
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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these are the people that raise gangbangers, hoods, and robbers. why do we even allow them to procreate? talking about all of the ignorant people of the human race, its time we put a check on whos responsible enough to care for their children and stop the ones who arent from burdening the rest of us.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 01:47 PM
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How sad that in this day and age anyone would feel the need to dispose of a baby, let alone have to be taught what to do if they don't want it. Although I have to say having a baby and giving it away is a taboo, maybe if it wasn't, you wouldn't get people throwing their offspring away. Advising or educating girls what to do, when they have an unwanted baby can only be a good thing. Thats not to say that even when given the option of reliquishment, that the girls would use that option.

However, it's not just young girls who need educating. Some women who abandon babies are not teenagers. There was a news story about a new born baby found behind a shop not far from here. Here is a link (sorry it's from the daily mail).

www.dailymail.co.uk...

This relates to the previous post.
www.caerphillyobserver.co.uk...

and another
www.telegraph.co.uk...

edit on 26-5-2011 by Taffygirl because: ....


This is related to the previous link.
www.telegraph.co.uk...[editby ]edit on 26-5-2011 by Taffygirl because: added link


I have looked for follow up reports regarding the following two links but can't find anything. www.mirror.co.uk...

news.bbc.co.uk...

edit on 26-5-2011 by Taffygirl because: Messed up the links. Apologies.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by dolphinfan
Getting pregnant in certain segments of the population is a status symbol, not something that generates scorn.


Excuse me? On what are you basing this? What segments are you talking about? Where do you get this information?



It certainly is not something that is going to get a young girl in trouble with her father, since the majority of children in these communities grow up with out them.


What communities? New York?



What was scary to these women was that having to take care of a child was a burden they simply did not want to bare.


You seem to know quite a lot about these girls. Was there another source you read or do you have something to back up what you're saying here? I'm puzzled. Surely you're not just assuming all this based on this short article?



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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What was scary to these women was that having to take care of a child was a burden they simply did not want to bare.


Maybe they had post partum depression? It does strange things to a usually sane person.



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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Planned Parenthood is the answer. People need to be educated on the various ways to avoid and deal with unplanned pregnancies. Do you realize how many people don't realize that they can get contraceptives for free from clinics? Do you realize how many people don't know that it is perfectly okay get an abortion if you want to within the first trimester?



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